Welcome to the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Graduate students can enroll in both MSc and PhD programs and study with faculty in Biology and those affiliated with other Faculty of Science units at Memorial University. Our department offers several undergraduate programs including an Honours program and field courses.
Biology students can prepare for an exciting opportunity in the coming year— MUN will be commencing a brand new Biology Co-op program.
The program will incorporate three full-time work terms of four months each into a student’s degree. Each of the three placements will be a paid position in a field related to the student’s area of study.
“The placement options are limitless,” said Yolanda Wiersma, biology professor and one of the coordinators of the program. Wiersma gave several examples of co-op opportunities, including genetic counseling, veterinary work, or a position with the Provincial Wildlife Department.
Jake Coates, a PhD student in the Department of Biology has entered into a relatively unique agreement, enabling him to have his PhD degree awarded by two universities – Memorial University and Macquarie University in Australia.
A newly signed cotutelle, or ‘co-tutoring’ agreement between the two universities will see Mr. Coates spend one to two years on campus at Macquarie. While there he will work on a joint research project under the co-supervision from faculty from both universities.
The Science Atlantic Undergraduate Biology conference will be held as part of the Joint Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology, Conference. This year the conference will be held at Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax , Nova Scotia from the 14 to 16 of March 2014.